Hainbach on scoring Qinyuan Lei’s film, machines through a child’s eyes

The One Who Runs Away Is The Ghost sees an electronics market in Shenzen through two young sisters’ eyes – a world of ghosts and monsters. It was the perfect opportunity for the equally fantastic Imaginarium of Hainbach’s electronic music compositions. He talks to us about his process and the connection between machines, memory, and the curiosity of children (including his younger self).

Field system, completed: Teenage Engineering TP-7 recorder test

Teenage Engineering’s fecund design imagination has yielded inventions wonderful, ambitious, sometimes prohibitively expensive, odd… but can the company reinvent the lowly field recorder? And was the “field system” just marketing vision or pipe dream – or does it bring those pieces together for something genuinely musical and productive? We turn again to CDM’s at-large Swedish gear tester (and tester of Swedish gear) Andreas Roman for a proper review. -Ed.

Andreas Roman - December 27, 2023

Soundtoys shows off the Abbey Road reverb trick – and it’s not just for vocals

While we’re immersing ourselves in reverbs, Soundtoys did a great tutorial using their SuperPlate reverb showing a classic production tip associated with Abbey Road. It has some unique twists in SuperPlate, and I’ve used this for more than just vocals.

Peter Kirn - December 21, 2023

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